French Fusion Braised Chicken Dinner

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 3 hr
Serves: 4

The ideal slow cooker recipe is one you can whip together in the morning with your eyes half closed using ingredients you usually have on hand and one that rewards you at the end of the day with a flavour-charged nutritionally complete dinner that everyone adores. This one, with its French Asian mix, fits the bill on all measures. Warning – make it once and it’s sure to be on your “make again” list – time and time again.


8 bone-in chicken thighs
4 chicken legs with thighs attached
1/4 cup (60 mL) each of soya sauce and Dijon
juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp (15 mL) herbes de Provence
1 1/2 tsp (7.5 mL) each of dried leaf thyme and dried leaf oregano
2 cups (500 mL) baby carrots or bite-size slices of carrots
12 to 16 mini potatoes with skin-on


1 Pull skin from chicken and trim away any fat. If using legs with thighs attached, cut into 2 pieces. Measure soya, Dijon, lemon juice and seasonings into a slow cooker. Stir to mix. Then add chicken, turning pieces to coat and place them bone-side up. Add carrots and push down into the sauce. Scatter potatoes over top.
2 Cook until vegetables are done as you like and chicken reaches 165°F (74°C) , 3 to 4 hours on high or 5 to 6 hours on low. Serve in big shallow bowls with the broth spooned over top. Garnish, if you like, with sliced green onions, chopped coriander or parsley.